Proposition 10

On November 1998, California voters passed the California Children and Families Act of 1998. The act levies a tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products with the intent to provide funding for early childhood development programs, in addition to establishing a State Commission and local County Commissions for this purpose. 

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Community Development Mini-Grants

BabywHat2Community Development Mini-Grant STEP Two Applicants: The Imperial County Children and Families First Commission (First 5 Imperial) has allocated $100,000 for the purpose of awarding a number of mini-grant projects for funding for fiscal year 2017-2018. The maximum award is $25,000 for individual applications. The course of action entails a two-step process, where potential applicanMG Imagets submit a Statement of Interest to Apply form under Step 1 of this process. The Commission selects applicants submitting Statement of Interest to Apply forms for Step 2, thus inviting selected applicants to apply by completing and submitting a Community Development Mini-grant Application by March 20, 2017. At the Februray 9, 2017 regular meeting of the Commission five agencies, that submitted six Statement of Interest to Apply forms, were selected to continue on to Step 2, and therefore were invited to compete for a Community Development Mini-Grant award for the 2017-2018 funding cycle. Step 2 applicants can download copies of the application guidelines and relevant forms by clicking on the following links:

Mini-Grant Step 2 Application Deadline: March 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Applications must be delivered to the following address:

Imperial County Purchasing

Attn: First 5 Imperial Mini-grants

1125 Main Street

El Centro, Ca 92243

A listing of agencies selected by the Commission to submit complete mini-grant applications to compete for funding awards under Step 2 of the Community Development Mini-Grant Application process for FY 2017-2018 are listed as follows:

  • The Burn Institute
  • Imperial County Free Library
  • City of Imperial
  • Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program
  • City of Imperial Public Library
  • Imperial County Child Abuse Prevention Council


For a summary of FY 2016-2017 mini-grant awards click on the following link:

Mini-Grants Awarded during Fiscal Year 2016-2017

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